Charice’s singing ability is nothing short (no pun intended) of amazing. When word got around that she will be joining the cast of Glee, the response was very positive and not only Filipinos eagerly awaited for her debut on the highly popular show. So when Season 2 started airing yesterday (Sept. 21 in the US) on Philippine cable TV, the whole country watched in awe as the pint-sized Filipina held her own against lead actress Lea Michele (playing Rachel Berry) in two highlights of the first episode. The first was when her character – Sunshine Corazon – ‘dueled’ with Rachel Berry inside the washroom as they sang the Lady Gaga/Beyonce hit “Telephone”, while the second saw her formally auditioning to the McKinley High Glee Club with the Beyonce song “Listen” from Dreamgirls.
I must admit getting goosebumps watching Charice hitting one money note after another. For those who missed it or want to watch again, here’s the video…
video courtesy of YouTube/CHARICEVEVO
Here’s the one where she ‘dueled’ with Lea Michele on the song “Telephone”…
video courtesy of YouTube/Meowchy06
Knowing now that Sunshine Corazon’s character has been ‘intercepted’ by the Director of Vocal Adrenaline, it paves the way for more vocal drama between her and Rachel Berry in the weeks to come, especially when their singing competitions reach the regionals in New York. But that also means less of Charice in the next few episodes or so, not until the need to ignite the battle between New Directions and Vocal Adrenaline begins. I was half-hoping that Sunshine will eventually be wooed back to rejoin the lead cast in their school, but I don’t see that happening just yet.
To Charice, excellent job! You did not disappoint. More! More! More! 😉